Dim Sum Breakfast at Dawn

Well yesterday and today was a bit weird timewise..

After dinner last night I got home and passed out on the sofa at about 8pm, I woke up around 1.30am and didn’t feel like sleeping any more…so I didn’t I did some hardcore work writing documents about attacking networks, firewalls and routers (packet sniffing, session hijacking, fragmentation attack and so on).

I worked till about 5.30am then felt hungry, decided it would be good to have some hardcore Dim Sum, as I love it, I haven’t had it for ages and it’s best served fresh around 6am.

I called out some other crazy eejits that happened to be awake at that ungodly hour and off we went to Taman Megah for some Dim Sum loving.

Most people have probably had some experience of Dim Sum at some stage, it means something like ‘Little things that touch your heart‘.

The key to good Dim Sum is variety, decent places often have 100 varieties or more of these tiny treats, the common ones being Siu Mai (Pork Dumplings), Har Gow (Prawn Dumplings), Lo Mai Gai (Glutinous Rice) and Fung Jow (Phoenix Claws). These kind of resturants also usually serve Chee Chong Fun (Rice Sheet Rolls), Juk (Congee or Porridge) and various Baos or Buns such as my favourite Char Siu Bao (BBQ Pork steamed bun).

Most of the stuff is steamed and made of either Pork or Shrimp wrapped in rice sheet, tofu skin or wantan skin. There are a few fried things and a few crispy deep fried things like the gorgeous Wu Gok (Yam Puffs) and Lo Bak Kou (Fried Carrot Cake).

Without doubt my favourite thing is the Jing Pai Quat (Small Pork Ribs).

When we left it was totally pitch black, like the middle of the night, we ate during sunrise, which is a nice feeling..

Dim Sum resturants would typically look like this..

As you can see on the right a big stack of Baos, and on the left a huge stack of giant Steamers.

There is no western equivalent really, the ‘waiters’ come round with huge trays of steaming fresh goodies like so..

We enjoyed some good Chee Cheong Fun..

And we had quite a spread, as can be seen by the aftermath..

Dim Sum is typically accompanied by lots of coffee or tea and talking a load of crap. This morning was no different. Full pics are HERE.

In the ‘olden days‘, used to go clubbing, go play DOTA till the early hours then go eat Dim Sum, go home and pass out till sunset the next day.

Have been feeling a bit down the last few days, I guess it’s being tired and work stress, I blame it on biorythms or something like that (I have no reason to be down whatsoever, everything is great at the moment..)

Oh well such is life, at least I get good food 😀




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18 Responses to Dim Sum Breakfast at Dawn

  1. FireAngel January 14, 2005 at 3:47 am #

    why do u always always blog about and post pictures of food when i’m hungry? *sniff*

  2. ShaolinTiger January 14, 2005 at 3:51 am #

    Really doesn’t matter when and what I post dear, you are always hungry 😀

  3. Janus January 14, 2005 at 4:25 am #

    Darn, now i’m craving for Dim Sum. Any good recomendations?

  4. ShaolinTiger January 14, 2005 at 4:42 am #

    Yeah I think there is a place on Jalan Ipoh somewhere doing decent 24 hour Dim Sum.

    Best is always 6-7am though, after that most places are a bit dodgy!

  5. anthony wong January 14, 2005 at 4:44 am #

    hey, tx for the pics. i will be visiting kl in feb and looking forwrd to dimsum in just such a place.

  6. Ogre January 14, 2005 at 6:15 am #

    Damn, I’m hungry now. And being in the US, I’ve no hope of finding some of those delcious looking morsels!

  7. michaelooi January 14, 2005 at 7:57 am #

    dude… your post really got me hungry leh …

  8. tteck January 14, 2005 at 8:39 am #

    I miss dim sum!!
    Darn… Your post made me feel hungry now *Grin*

  9. auyongtc January 14, 2005 at 9:03 am #

    hehehe Kee Hiong dim sum – my regular place 🙂

  10. MrsT January 14, 2005 at 9:57 am #

    Ahhhhhhhhhhh…ST..!!!! i already miss home so much.. and now tim sum…!!! i’m gonna have to at least go to toronto soon.. arrrghhhhhhhh..!!

  11. ShaolinTiger January 14, 2005 at 3:16 pm #

    Heh, you should be able to dude, you can find some awesome Dim Sum in Chinatown in London, Liverpool, Birmingham and Manchester, UK so US shouldn’t be too much of a problem if you live in a decently habited city (or near by).

  12. kimberlycun January 14, 2005 at 3:33 pm #

    the dimsum were simply orgasmic…not a morning person but would have no qualms doing it again and again and again and again…

  13. letti January 14, 2005 at 3:41 pm #

    i won’t rant about wanting and missing dimsum this time..cos i found a newly opened cambodian noodle house in abilene that serves chicken rice, duck noodles and yes, FISH WITH THE HEAD STILL ON!!! *heaven*


  14. suanie January 14, 2005 at 3:50 pm #

    burp. Well I was happy.

  15. oliviasy January 14, 2005 at 8:28 pm #

    ahhh~~~ i know this place.

  16. loonatik January 15, 2005 at 2:02 am #

    It suffers to be here in Bahrain and ogling at the mouth watering dim sum u’ve posted. I wanna go back.

  17. Yuen Li January 15, 2005 at 2:19 am #

    *Droooollllllllzzzzzz* Oh, I can’t WAIT for my next holiday in Malaysia…

  18. Julian Si February 24, 2008 at 11:25 pm #

    Great job with the blog, Shaolin … I’ve been a dormant reader for yonks now, being Patrick’s cousin and all!

    Seems like I visited the same cheap timsum place as you … 🙂

    Good luck with Dreamgirls, have FUN!

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